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Year of Entry 2020/21

Advanced Materials Engineering

Full-time Engineering

Develop your technical abilities in materials engineering as well as your managerial skills, with modules aimed at helping you advance your career.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,420 for the course
International: £13,905 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year / 16 Months
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? January 2021

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Course summary

  • Develop a better understanding of current best practice in the theory and application of leading edge technologies, processes and systems in materials engineering
  • Enhance your employability through achieving higher level technical knowledge and personal skills
  • Develop much sought-after advanced technical and business skills
  • Study on a course accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

This course is for practising engineers or graduates who want to become technical specialists or managers in industrial and manufacturing companies. The course's multi-dimensional diversity is actively used in teaching as it is particularly relevant to engineers and managers working in a globalised economy.

How you learn

The course is geared towards employability and building on your own experiences. It takes a problem-centred approach, providing real life examples wherever possible, to enable you to apply the theory and concepts you are being taught. You will be taught by research active academics with an established track record.

You study 

  • two management modules
  • five technical modules
  • one optional module including advanced manufacturing technology, CAD/CAM, engineering for sustainability, equipment engineering and design, and finite element/finite difference analysis.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • laboratory sessions
  • practical application of theories, concepts and knowledge to a real situation/case study
  • critical reflection
  • problem solving
  • research
  • international product development project

Course leaders and tutors

Professor Antonio Feteira
Professor Antonio Feteira

Prof Antonio Feteira is a Professor within the Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University.

Applied learning

Live projects

In many modules a problem based approach is taken, encouraging you to learn through the practical application of the theories, concepts and knowledge to a real situation or case study.


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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • materials engineering
  • research
  • academia
  • consultancy
  • technical specialist


This course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) for the purposes of partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Graduates who have a BEng (Hons) accredited for CEng will be able to show that they have satisfied the further learning requirement for CEng accreditation.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • Electron microscopes
  • 3D printers
  • Laser additive manufacturing
  • X-ray diffractometers
  • Ultrasound testing equipment and other NDT techniques
  • Mechanical testing equipment (hardness, strength, wear)
  • Raman microscopes
  • High-sensitivity thermal cameras
  • Equipment for processing of ceramics, glasses, metals, polymers and composites, energy materials, coatings
  • Mossbauer spectroscopy
  • Electrical testing equipment (ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, thermoelectrics)
  • 2D Coaters
  • Simulation software

Entry requirements

All students

UK students

Normally one from

• an honours degree (2.2 or above) in a science or engineering subject

• suitable professional qualifications in an engineering field

• a degree in any discipline plus at least one year of relevant experience

• a diploma in a technological area plus at least three years of relevant experience

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Overseas students

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.


• a first class BE in an relevant discipline, or a good second class BE with a strong performance in mechanical and manufacturing subjects


• a four year Bachelors degree in an relevant discipline, with an overall average of at least 80 per cent or equivalent

Other countries

• a good honours degree or equivalent in an relevant subject

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Investigatory Techniques For Materials Engineers Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Advanced Metallic Materials Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Fatigue And Fracture Mechanics Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Competitive Materials Technology Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Finance And Marketing Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Group Project - International Product Development Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project And Dissertation Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project And Quality Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Cad/Cam Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Advanced Manufacturing Technology Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainability, Energy And Environmental Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £7,420 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,905 for the course.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email

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